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1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning

2. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)

138 min | Action, Drama

9.4
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Based on the true events of 2016, when Indian Army avenged a deadly terrorist attack by carrying out a surgical strike.

Director: Aditya Dhar | Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina

Votes: 7,839 | Gross: $0.63M

3. 12 Strong (2018)

16 | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 44,496 | Gross: $45.50M

4. Darkest Hour (2017)

9 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 126,434 | Gross: $56.44M

5. Everest (2015)

12 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 177,226 | Gross: $43.48M

6. All the Money in the World (2017)

16 | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Votes: 55,714 | Gross: $25.11M

7. 13 Hours (2016)

16 | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 99,837 | Gross: $52.85M

8. Lizzie (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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59 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens

Votes: 2,708 | Gross: $0.64M

9. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

AL | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 40,385 | Gross: $12.64M

10. Kidnapping Freddy Heineken (2015)

12 | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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33 Metascore

The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath, and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 17,272

11. The Durrells (2016– )

46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Savva, Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker

Votes: 4,353

12. Stronger (I) (2017)

12 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 30,848 | Gross: $4.21M

13. Loving Vincent (2017)

9 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

7.8
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62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 36,229 | Gross: $6.74M

14. The Bank Job (2008)

16 | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

Votes: 164,288 | Gross: $30.03M

15. Medieval (2019)

Action, Drama, History | Post-production

The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Director: Petr Jákl | Stars: Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger

16. Jackie (V) (2016)

16 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 63,858 | Gross: $13.96M

17. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

AL | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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49 Metascore

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 8,467 | Gross: $0.77M

18. The Monuments Men (2014)

12 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 115,902 | Gross: $78.03M

19. JFK (1991)

12 | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 128,809 | Gross: $70.41M

20. Loving (2016)

12 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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79 Metascore

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Dean Mumford

Votes: 26,896 | Gross: $7.70M

21. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

12 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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58 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 23,515 | Gross: $22.25M

22. Cinderella Man (2005)

16 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 164,398 | Gross: $61.65M

23. All Good Things (2010)

12 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 48,697 | Gross: $0.58M

24. Hurricane (II) (2018)

107 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to... See full summary »

Director: David Blair | Stars: Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Marcin Dorocinski

Votes: 1,493

25. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

16 | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 44,917 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Truth (2015)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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66 Metascore

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director: James Vanderbilt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss

Votes: 16,678 | Gross: $2.54M

27. Open Water (2003)

12 | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.7
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63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 47,443 | Gross: $30.61M

28. The Crucifixion (2017)

16 | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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When Nicole comes in contact with Father Anton (Corneliu Ulici) more and more inexplicable events occur. The pair begin to believe that the priest lost the battle with a demon.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Sophie Cookson, Corneliu Ulici, Ada Lupu, Brittany Ashworth

Votes: 4,815

29. Final Portrait (2017)

12 | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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70 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 3,361 | Gross: $0.46M

30. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 13,603 | Gross: $2.16M

31. Exodus (1960)

208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 7,975 | Gross: $18.97M

32. The Dovekeepers (2015)

90 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.6
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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

Stars: Maia Laura Attard, André Agius, Jonas Armstrong, Diego Boneta

Votes: 762

33. The Sugarland Express (1974)

6 | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 13,527 | Gross: $7.50M

34. The Guardian Angel (2018)

102 min | Thriller

5.3
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The most incredible series of hypnosis crimes in history send an investigator and a hypnotist into a world of psychological manipulation.

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Pilou Asbæk, Rade Serbedzija, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 278

35. 9. april (2015)

93 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

Director: Roni Ezra | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears

Votes: 3,619

36. Salvador (1986)

16 | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 17,390

37. The Face of an Angel (2014)

12 | 101 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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37 Metascore

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ava Acres, Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Anjella Mackintosh

Votes: 4,108

38. Abzurdah (2015)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Based on the autobiographical novel by Cielo Latini, the film tells the story of a teenager who falls in love and starts dating an older man whom she met on the Internet. Submerged in a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniela Goggi | Stars: Eugenia Suárez, Esteban Lamothe, Gloria Carrá, Rafael Spregelburd

Votes: 1,373

39. Queen & Country (2014)

114 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,288 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

16 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,843 | Gross: $3.95M

41. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 7,787 | Gross: $0.94M

42. Mission Mangal (2019)

Drama | Filming

Based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

Director: Jagan Shakti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kirti Kulhari, Tapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan

43. Milada (2017)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.

Director: David Mrnka | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Robert Gant, Daniel Rchichev, Karina Rchichev

Votes: 547

44. The Girl in the Bathtub (2018 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Based on the real life mystery surrounding the death of Julia Law, a young paralegal whose body was found in the apartment of her boss and lover, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Was it murder or something more complicated?

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Kate Isaac, Warren Abbott, Bethany Brown

Votes: 60

45. Tulen morsian (2016)

110 min | Drama, History

6.0
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Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It's based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.

Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg

Votes: 900

46. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

16 | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder

Votes: 11,573 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Won't Back Down (2012)

12 | 121 min | Drama

6.5
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42 Metascore

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 5,816 | Gross: $5.31M

48. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

18 | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 5,438

49. Dovlatov (2018)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

DOVLATOV charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought preserve his own talent and decency with ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Milan Maric, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny

Votes: 1,099

50. Batla House (2019)

Action, Crime, Thriller | Filming

Based on the 2008 police encounter in Delhi's Batla House, this is an action thriller.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: John Abraham, Nora Fatehi, Ravi Kishan, Kranti Prakash Jha



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